Category: Music

  • Fri, 1970-04-03

    On this date we explore Rap music. RAP is urban music that grew out of the hip-hop movement of the South Bronx, New York, in the 1970s. It blends...

  • Wed, 1970-11-04

    On this date in 1970, Sean "Diddy" Combs was born. He is an African American musician, and producer.

    He was raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y...

  • Sun, 1970-11-22

    Thomasina Petrus was born on this date in 1970. She is an African American actress, singer, dancer, and entrepreneur.

    Petrus's parents’...

  • Mon, 1971-01-11

    Mary J. Blige was born on this date in 1971. She is an African American singer.

    Blige was born in Savannah, GA, moving with her mother...

  • Thu, 1971-05-27

    Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, an African American singer, writer and entertainer, was born on this date in 1971.

    She was Born in Philadelphia,...

  • Wed, 1971-06-16

    Tupac Shakur was born on this date in 1971. He was an African American RAP artist.

    Born in the Bronx, New York, he moved to Baltimore...

  • Sun, 1972-05-21

    On this date, we mark the birth of Notorious B.I.G. in 1972, an African American rap singer and entertainer.

    Christopher Wallace (his...

  • Sun, 1973-08-05

    *On this date in 1973, we celebrate Sweet Honey In The Rock. Founded by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, they are a Grammy Award-winning African...

  • Fri, 1975-10-03

    *India Arie was born on this date in 1975. She is an African American singer, musician, and songwriter.

    From Denver, Colorado, India...

  • Wed, 1977-06-08

    Kanye West was born on this date in 1977. He is an African American record producer and rapper.

    Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta,...

  • Fri, 1977-12-23

    *Irvin Mayfield, Jr. was born on this date in 1977. He is an African American musician, bandleader and educator.

    Mayfield is from New...

  • Tue, 1979-01-16

    Aaliyah was born on this date in 1979. She was an African American singer and actress.

    She was born Aaliyah Haughton in Brooklyn. She...

  • Fri, 1980-01-25

    *Alicia Keys was born on January 25, 1980. She is a Jamaican American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actress, music video...

  • Sat, 1988-02-20

    *Rihanna was born on on this date in1988. She is a Black Barbadian American entertainer.

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in the St....

  • Wed, 1989-02-22

    *On this date in 1989, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first Rap Grammy Award.

    This honor was for the hit single “Parents...

  • Mon, 1991-12-16

    The beginning of the Northern Neck Chantey Singers in 1991 is celebrated on this date.

    Chanties are songs that the fishermen would sing...

  • Thu, 2003-10-09

    On this date in 2003 for the first time in the 50-year history of the Billboard music charts, all top 10 songs in the America were by black...

  • Thu, 2004-09-30

    On this date in 2004, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated the dedication of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.(Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) is a...